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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Zaragoza

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to San Sebastian/Donostia

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Saint-Sébastien

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian/Donostia

Bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to San Sebastian

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to San Sebastian / Donostia

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station

Train, fly to San Sebastian

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS)

Fly to Bilbao, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián

Fly to Pamplona, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA)
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1

Fly to Logrono, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Logrono (RJL)
  2. Take the bus from Logroño. Av. España 1 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1

Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and San Sebastián Station is around 6h 35m and covers a distance of around 621 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 33m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 40m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in San Sebastian/Donostia. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 2m
Layover time:
1h 33m
Total time:
6h 35m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 40m
Journey distance:
621 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€53
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:25
Last service departs at:
15:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → San Sebastián Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Sebastián Station is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Sebastián Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Sebastián Station is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 17 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station is to rideshare which costs €25 and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station is to train and fly which costs €60 - €230 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Maria Cristina pte./zubia via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and SanchoSabio 33. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at San Sebastian/Donostia via Zaragoza-Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and San Sebastián Station is 353 km. The road distance is 452.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station without a car is to train via Zaragoza which takes 6h 8m and costs €50 - €95.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station is to train via Zaragoza which takes 6h 8m and costs €50 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 7h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station.
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  • Distance: 353.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and San Sebastián Station, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Zaragoza-Delicias in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to San Sebastian 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Logrono
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Schedules at
pesa.net
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Estellesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Website
La Estellesa S.A.
Bus from Logroño. Av. España 1 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €22
Website
La Estellesa S.A.
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€25
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at San Sebastian/Donostia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station is 453 km. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to San Sebastián Station.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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There are 1465+ hotels available in San Sebastián Station. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and San Sebastián Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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